Online Book Club - January 2023

Book Club

We have created an online book club exclusively for UBC alumni, focusing on lifelong learning, leadership, harnessing creativity, communication skills and much, much more. The book club will connect through a private forum where alumni can discuss the current book and connect with each other.

The Next Online Book Club Selection

Join the alumni UBC Book Club for Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

After three children and three hit shows, Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes found it easy to say she was too busy to take on new opportunities. In truth, as an introvert, she was actually afraid. But when her sister muttered a wake-up call – “You never say yes to anything” – Shonda embraced the challenge: for one year, she would say YES to everything that scared her. This poignant, intimate, and hilarious memoir recounts her life before her Year of Yes and the empowerment that followed.


Start the new year with this “Honest, raw and revelatory” (The Washington Post) memoir. Reading and discussion begins Jan 6, 2023.

Joining the book club is completely free. You just have to pick up a copy of the book—at your library, UBC Bookstore (save 12% with your Alumni Card), or online—to enjoy. The group will read one book every two months, so you will have plenty of time to read.

Plus, you don’t have to commit to reading every book—we’re not grading you.



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